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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Year Ago Today

A year ago I was miserable and pregnant with my 12 pound baby!  I was HUGE!!!
This was the day before I went to the hospital to have my fun c-section!  As you can see in my face.........I hate being pregnant!!
This was right when they pulled him out.  What a big boy!  12 stinkin' pounds, and that was a week early!
He was a beautiful newborn (even if Leah doesn't think so)!  The nurses all loved him.  My nurse would take him at night for me and she said that they would hold him all night long and had nicknamed him "Bubba" because he was so big.  I thought that was appropriate since I was from the south.
They didn't have any tops or diapers to fit him, so my nurse went and bought him a onesie at'Walmart.  She was really nice!

Here are a few pictures of him from this first year.  He is so beautiful and we have enjoyed him so much.  For the most part, he was a really good baby.  We love him so much and can't even imagine our little family without him!  



Happy Birthday Matai!

18 comments:

gigi said...

Happy Birthday Matai! He sure is a cute little man. Lucky family.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday Matai!

Kelly and Rabici said...

I didn't realize how big he was! Give him a big Happy birthday hug from us! Miss you guys!

iMaLLheaRt said...

Wow, I didn't know how big he was! Wish him a happy birthday from the Yuen Ohana!!

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday to Matai! I can not believe you had a 12 lb baby! We need to have a play date sometime!

Kimberly said...

I know you hate being pregnant, but I love pregnant Elizabeth! :-) I can't believe it's been a year since that day--and Matai WAS and is still is a beautiful baby! Happy birthday, Matai (almost Samu)!

echoeve said...

happy birthday.

I didn't realize he was so big.
Ididn't realize they would let you take a camera into the surgery room.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Matai!! What a big boy he was! Wow, you must have been really miserable. Now you only need to do that 4 more times.

Amanda said...

I still can't believe how fat he was when he came out! Rolls and all! Happy Birthday Matai!

KaufusiFamily said...

Your Matai is such a cutie! He looked like a little toddler coming out. My mother in-law had a 13 lb baby in Tonga (with no epidural), so that gives me a good idea how big that baby was that she had to push out. (ouch!)

btw...I was referred to your blog from my sister in-law.

Chad and Nicole said...

I can't believe it's been a year since we had our babies! Time flies! He is so cute!

Canadian Ainu'u's said...

Happy Birthday Matai! I always wondered Elizabeth if you had a c-section with him. They estimated both my boys at that weight and I was not thrilled about giving birth. He's so adorable.

Kalli said...

oh happy birthday Matai!!.. and I know what you felt like a year ago too but I still had a few weeks left!! Your poor body your too short to have had to carry such a large baby 12 pounds wowza!

Sants said...

Matai is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Happy Birthday!

I feel so bad for you! My biggest was 10.2 and it about killed me. Literally. In the NICU they didn't have big enough diapers and they had to go steal some from the PICU.

Katie A. said...

Happy b-day to Matai!
Wow, there's 4 more babies in the picture now from that first one (baby shower one) !! We need to get together sometime before summer is over & let them play again.
We're still out of town for our fam reunion... but maybe when we get back this summer will slow down a little bit.
I'll hollar at ya.

da benally's said...

I was wondering if you had gestational diabetes. Poor you. But he really is the cutest thing. Happy, Happy Birthday Matai! Were you or Io that big? I totally agree with your other friend, you are too small to carry something that big. Good on you. Miss you.

The Clanton Gang said...

Holy crap! Your kids come out the size of 6-month-olds! :) But they are SO stinkin' cute! We need to get our babies together some time before they're 18!

Love ya!

Chris & KayTee said...

You have been tagged!